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Brandon Crawford's HR in 10th lifts Giants over Rockies

What a great story. Manager Bruce Bochy lights a fire under Brandon Crawford by declaring the shortstop will sit against some left-handed pitchers. Crawford seethes. Every time he faces a lefty and the ball comes to the plate, he imagines the ball is Bochy's big head and attacks it with fury, getting hit after hit, culminating in Sunday's game-ending home run against Colorado...
Via Pro Sports Daily
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Giants stop contract extension talks with Pablo Sandoval

The Giants have tabled contract extension talks with Pablo Sandoval, but manager Bruce Bochy doesn't believe the uncertainty is weighing on his third baseman's mind -- or deflating his batting average. Sandoval is hitting just .161 through eight games, but Bochy feels the free-agent-to-be has outperformed the raw statistics. "I like his approach right now," Bochy...
Via Pro Sports Daily
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Replay system’s flaws rear head in Giants-Diamondbacks game

MLB chose not to institute a replay system whose sole goal was getting calls right, instead opting for a system that involved managerial challenges and strategy, at least until the seventh inning of games. In Tuesday’s Giants-Diamondbacks game, won by Arizona 5-4, we saw exactly what’s going to come of such a system. Giants manager Bruce Bochy chose to challenge this call in...
Via Pro Sports Daily
17 days ago  |  Discuss

SF Giants’ roster breakdown includes platoon at shortstop

Bruce Bochy said he’ll use somewhat of a platoon at shortstop, meaning Brandon Crawford won’t play regularly against left-handed pitchers. “It’s not going to be a straight platoon,” said Bochy, adding Crawford will face some lefties. “His at-bats will determine how much.” Joaquin Arias will be the Opening Day second baseman. But for the most part, when lefties pitch...
Via Pro Sports Daily
20 days ago  |  Discuss

2014 Giants preview: Bochy's club looks to return to winning ways

Following a 2012 World Series title, Bruce Bochy's Giants stumbled to a third-place finish in the NL West last year. Players who slumped last season will have to bounce back if the playoffs are in their future.
Via FOXSports.com
March 19, 2014  |  Discuss

San Francisco Giants: is Michael Morse the answer?

When the San Francisco Giants signed Michael Morse to a one-year, $6 million contract in December, they were banking on Morse returning to his 2011 form. In that career year with the Washington Nationals, Morse hit .303 with 31 home runs and 95 RBIs. Morse spent most of his 2013 campaign battling injuries and ended the season batting .215 with 13 homers and 27 RBIs through 88 games...
Via isportsweb.com
February 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Bruce Bochy is Excited About Michael Morse

Ask Giants fans how they feel about Michael Morse, and they’ll all tell you different things. But many fans are ambivalent, a few are anxious, many more are dubious, and still others are things that I don’t have the proper adjectives for at this time of night. But not Bruce Bochy. Bruce Bochy is one happy man. Said our trusty leader, “For me, I thought he was...
Via Nation Orange
December 16, 2013  |  Discuss

Giants skipper Bochy: Must be fun to be a Dodger

LOS ANGELES Bruce Bochy might know his way around the NL West better than any other manager in baseball. The Giants' skipper has won six division titles and spent his entire 19-year managerial career with the Padres and Dodgers. Bochy has seen a lot in the NL West, but a run like the Dodgers' isn't something he's seen before. A 55-18 mark and from worst-to-first...
Via Fox Sports West
September 12, 2013  |  Discuss

Giants Manager Bruce Bochy Cuts his son Brett During Dinner

With a father like Bruce Bochy, who needs enemies? According to a story from Mark Townsend of Yahoo Sports, the manager of the defending World Series champions San Francisco Giants cut his own flesh and blood Brett Bochy, from big league camp in a way that would make Joe Jackson smile. That was the unfortunate case for the younger Bochy on Thursday night, though his father did take...
Via BlackSportsOnline
March 16, 2013  |  Discuss

SF Giants Rumors: Did Bruce Bochy Call The Dodgers Paper Champions?

Alex Pavlovic of the San Jose Mercury News said (via Twitter) San Francisco Giants manager Bruce Bochy smiled when asked about interaction with Dodgers fans. “I don’t ever talk to them. I try not to, anyway,” said Bochy. When asked about the Dodgers, Bochy called them the favorites in the division (Pavlovic tweet). “That’s what I’m hearing. It really doesn’t matter...
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